CH07 Shell Chair by Hans Wegner

Maxwell’s Daily Find 12.27.12

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CH07 Shell Chair by Hans Wegner

• $2,565
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One of my favorite seating designs, this classic 1963 design by Hans Wegner is both a lounger, a looker and a very small footprint. My preference is to do it in Chinese Red finish with a contrasting seat as in this picture. Here's the backstory: "The Hans Wegner three-legged shell chair was originally introduced in 1963. A few limited series were produced, but the project soon came to a stand still. The chair was relaunched in 1997 and after 34 years of oblivion the chair finally got its breakthrough. As a curiosity, it is worth mentioning that one of the original shell chairs from the 60s sold for $20,000 at Christies in London in 1999."

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.